The Tail of Emily Windsnap

The Tail of Emily Windsnap

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After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763660208
9781451757934
9780763628116
0763628115
9780763624835
0763624837
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gibb, Sarah

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This is a great book for people that love fantasy. This book is filled with secrets and mysteries that you will discover that might shock you.


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LoganLib_Zoe May 07, 2019

Such a heartfelt novel. Follow Emily Windsnap on a swishy! Adventure where she embraces her Merlife with the help of her newfound best friend Shona!

Emily windsnap is part human and part mermaid. Her mother is human, her father is a merman. Her mother had forgotten everything and all Emily knew was what her mother knew, that her father had just disappeared and left them one day.

However that was not the case. Join Emily on a fintastic adventure and learn the truth about what happened to her father.

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Amberdsthomas
Apr 15, 2019

I thought this book was very good and interesting .I like that it is based on a girl like me and she’s trying too find her dad .my favorite character is Shona and Emily.It was a good story about friendship and family and I would recommend it too anyone! Hope you like it!

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 16, 2018

Here's an example of a book from the backlist that I've recommended to kids for years while nonetheless remaining entirely convinced it was Not My Thing. And hey -- I was totally wrong! Perhaps it is because it's British (and therefore catnip to me), but I thought this was surprisingly delightful. Does it actually make that much sense? I would argue no, not at all. Kessler maybe should have workshopped her whole mermaid world a bit more. But does it actually matter? Again, no! This is very cute and I 100% comprehend the popularity of this series now, because I finished this entirely charmed.

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darladoodles
May 16, 2018

A girl named Emily takes her first swimming lesson as a 7th grader and something weird is happening to her legs. How embarrassing! She fakes a cramp and takes a couple of days to regroup until it dawns on her that she can turn into a mermaid. But, no what?! Where is her father? Why doesn't her mother seem to like water at all -- yet she lives on a boat? Emily makes a new friend in a mermaid her own age and they start to look for answers.Middle grade students will read this book and learn about overcoming obstacles, blocking bullies and loving loyalty. Would make a fun read aloud.

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Otterdragon
Oct 29, 2015

i have liked mermaids since i watched a live action series staring mermaids so when i found this book series i was like O,O best mermaid book ever because i never found a book series about mermaids before now i have. if you love mermaids its a must read :D

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orange_cat_1579
Sep 02, 2015

Love the book so intense when she is finding her father!

#awesome

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tinayuezeng
Aug 31, 2014

love it!

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gac
Apr 24, 2013

I hope Liz Kessler writes a sixth book. I LOVE this series

Meabh Nov 16, 2012

This is a great book! liz kessler is a amazing author if you like her i would recommend "a year without autumn" it is amazing!

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Krispie19
Aug 20, 2011

When I first read this book is kinda boring but in the end it's really exciting!!!! :)

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